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Academy stars seal U17 World Cup triumph

28 Oct 2017
England celebrate winning Under-17 World Cup

Man City's Phil Foden inspires an incredible comeback as England beat Spain in Kolkata final

Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden scored twice as England fought back to beat Spain 5-2 and claim the FIFA Under-17 World Cup for the first time.

England, who had not gone further than the last eight in the competition before, were 2-0 down after 31 minutes in Kolkata, India after a brace from Barcelona's Sergio Gomez.

But Rhian Brewster pulled a goal back, a tournament-leading eighth for the Liverpool forward, just before half-time.

Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Morgan Gibbs White equalised on 58 minutes and Foden put England ahead soon afterwards before Chelsea's Marc Guehi made it 4-2 from close range.

Foden completed the scoring with a smart finish from a counter-attack.

The triumph completes an impressive summer for England's Academy talents, after England claimed the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in South Korea in June.

See: The FA's match report

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